Next Beach Cleanup: Rockaway – Sat. October 2nd

Next Rockaway Beach Cleanup: Saturday October 2nd from 9AM to 11AM

Read our COVID-19 Regulations

Please follow the following rules to keep everyone and our Beach Cleanup site captains, safe and healthy:

  • Wear your mask when around the group (during check-in and when you bring back the trash)
  • BYO supplies: gloves and buckets if you have them

About Rockaway Beach:
Rockaway Beach is a narrow gently curving stretch of strand anchored by high coastal bluffs at either end with rock embankments along the shoreline to prevent further erosion. Its crashing surf, trail amenities, sunsets and dramatic headlands make it a beloved destination for locals and visitors alike.

Site Captains:
Wendy James & husband, Tony Williams, Jim Pottenger and Jr site captain Sophia Woehl.

About the Cleanup:
Time: From 9am-11am. Only super heavy torrential rain may cancel cleanup.
Where to meet: At the corner of the North Beach parking lot, near the Best Western.
Parking: Free parking lots are located at either end of the beach.
Cleanup Areas: Beach, trail and parking lots.
Supplies: Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own buckets and reusable gloves. Extra gloves, buckets, pickup sticks and specific tools for this site cleanup will be provided while supplies last. Because we are never sure of the weather, make sure to bring extra layers, a hat, sunblock, water and snacks.
Litter: Expect picking up cigarette butts, food wrappers, cans and bottles between the rocks, clothing and shoes if you cleanup the trail- Do not pickup the mouse and rat traps.
Restrooms: Yes (with showers located at the southern parking lot).

Special Regulations:
Dogs: Permitted on leash on beach. Please be responsible and pick up your dog waste.

Be sure to read through the Cleanup Guidelines before heading out.
More questions? Read our Beach Cleanup FAQs.

Would You Like to Join Us? To make sure we bring the right amount of supplies, to be more efficient and conserve paper, please complete our online form. It will only take you a few seconds. Sign up here!

Can’t make it this time? Check out our calendar for more dates!

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